For someone like Cummings who’s traded on a reputation for doing what he wants and ignoring the consequences it’s complete validation, civil servants are going to be wary of challenging someone who is essentially bullet proof. As a bonus he may have put herd immunity back on the options list.
This has got me revisiting the Coylumbridge Hotel sackings …
‘Administration Error’ my left buttock!
Hindsight, as they say is 20-20, and it is easy for us, who are not charged with directing the action, to fire shots and criticise.
However, the government have access to the the best advice available and are, or should be, better informed than the rest of us.
There was a lot of information available which it seems the government chose to…[Read more]
one of the tenets of ministerial appeals for social cohesion and compliance is “we’re all in this together”. Whatever their failings I think they understand that that any feeling of “together” would quickly disappear rather quickly if they sectioned society like that
Maybe it should be phased back to work by day of week, industry sector or location to slow the rise of new infections.
Not many sectors are actually mandated to close, pretty much only those which are “customer facing” and not all of those.
That being the case, any return-to-work (which I agree would come first) would necessarily include…[Read more]
Can my employer choose to make me redundant rather than putting me on furlough?
Sadly yes. You cannot force your employer to put you on furlough, just as they cannot force you to accept furlough. Both parties need to agree.
If your employer makes you redundant when they could…[Read more]
Are they taking the f*cking piss?!
I remember when Hancock was asked recently whether NHS staff should get a pay rise, “Now isn’t the time to be asking that.”
The supermarkets managed to give their staff a pay rise no problem.
Lost for words, really.
I read a news article the other day touching that issue, saying that the death rate in Scotland had gone through the roof as compared with previous years for the same period all on the back of people not seeking medical attention so as not to oerburden the NHS.
Don’t remember the exact figures but it was a few thousand in 1 week
EDIT:60% higher…[Read more]
A lot of what he has said is wrong and easily proved as such, he called 5g out as being based on a weapon, says it uses same wavelength as those dispersion weapons the US military trailed a while back, those wavelengths are 8 times the size of 5g and those longer wavelengths did not fully penetrate the epidermis. So dangerous though as misinformed…[Read more]
There’s going to be no return to the normal we knew, the virus will pass in a year or two with a little luck but the economic shock, the responses, failures and conflicts it triggers, they will outlive most of us. We live in a new era, we just don’t know what it’ll look like yet.
If I could improve my VO2 max by 20%, even as a towards the top end of the curve, but certainly nothing spectacular, middle aged athlete, I’d be breaking every record going. Unfortunately, I suspect that I can’t.
a. To a large extent that ship has already sailed. Knowing my location isn’t personal data I’d worry that much about.
Maybe for you and for me. However just think how awkward life could be for people with good reasons to want their locations and hence everyone they associate with not to be easily trackable. How would you secure this…[Read more]
will I get a smartphone too? and the money to run a contract?
it is a nice idea if the state can provide these. I don’t have a smartphone because I don’t believe in owning something I can’t afford to run
I can see the sense of this stuff as our neighbour was getting close to a heart attack last week but was admitted to A and E before it…[Read more]